26.02.2015 | Kyiv, Ukraine

IncoNet EaP Workshop on the Enterprise Europe Network successfully held in Kyiv

The Enterprise Europe Network Workshop was organised by the TBI Kharkov Technologies (KT) from Ukraine and the Institute of Technological Research PAN (IPPT PAN) from Poland and carried out within the activities of IncoNet EaP. The idea of the workshop on the Enterprise Europe Network was to reflect on successful examples of cooperation of the EaP countries with the EEN and to propose ways to extend the network in other EaP countries.
impression from the EEN workshop | © Alexey StadnikImpression from the EEN workshop | © Alexey Stadnik

The workshop involved stakeholders from Eastern Partnership and EU countries, both EEN and non-EEN members, who discussed the issues on existing mutual collaboration, and instruments available as e.g.  a technology transfer data base. 55 representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Poland participated in the workshop.

The workshop was officially opened by Inna Gagauz, Director of the TBI Kharkov Technologies, followed by Victor Shovkalyuk, Director of the Department of Innovation and Technology Transfer of the Ministry of Education and Science. In his welcoming speech he emphasized the importance of innovative developments and the crucial role of science and technology for the economy of Ukraine. Then welcoming words were said by Yegor Dubinskiy, Advisor of Vice-president of NAS Ukraine, Coordinator of the National Contact Points on EC Programs of Ukraine and by Valeriy Kolomiets, Director of the Ukraine EEN Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Afterwards Ms. Katarzyna Walczyk from the IPPT PAN, task leader of the IncoNet EaP project, made an online presentation acquainting the participants with the main purposes of the IncoNet EaP project, highlighting its priorities for joint activities of the EU with EaP countries.

impression from the EEN workshop | © Alexey StadnikImpression from the EEN workshop | © Alexey Stadnik

In the next presentations the speakers from EaP and EU countries shared their experience of participation in the EEN. At first, representative of Ukraine Mr. Nikolay Ushakov from the Kyiv City Centre for Investment and Development, and member of consortium EEN-Ukraine presented problems and achievements of their cooperation with the EEN. In turn, Mr. Karen Gevorgyan, representative of the National SME Development Center of Armenia, presented the activities of his organisation, described its cooperation with the Enterprise Europe Network and gave some successful examples.

Ms. Malgorzata Palysa, representative of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, provided online information about the purpose and structure of her organisation, the activities of the Enterprise Europe Network in Poland, and on ways to attract researchers and entrepreneurs to the projects of EU.

Oleksandr Bediukh, Ukrainian EEN-consortium partner from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University presented the experience of cooperation of Ukrainian universities with the Enterprise Europe Network; then followed the presentations of EEN activities and opportunities of COSME Programs in Ukraine and in Moldova given by Olena Fecenko, coordinator of the Ukraine EEN Consortium from Institute of Physics of NAS of Ukraine and by Diana Grozav from the Center of International Projects, Academy of Sciences of Moldova correspondingly.

impression from the EEN workshop | © Alexey Stadnik

Impression from the EEN workshop | © Alexey Stadnik

Two more Ukrainian organisations, EEN Ukraine consortium members, represented by Svitlana Zymina from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, and Oleksandr Morozov from New International Corporation, Ltd introduced to the participants the problems and prospects of Ukrainian institutes and SMEs in EEN.

The last speech was given by Vitali Kuzmin from Innovation association 'Republican Centre for Technology Transfer' who shared Belarus experience of preparing application and applying to EEN and presented perspectives for future cooperation.

Each speech was met with interest and followed by a Q&A session, which gave participants the opportunity to gain necessary information.

This Workshop raised the awareness of stakeholders from EaP countries about advantages and opportunities of cooperation with EEN and outlined necessary actions to extend and improve such cooperation.


Nadiya Yefimova

TBI Kharkov Technologies
60,Lenina av.
Kharkiv 61001, Ukraine
Tel. +380573404601



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